It is two and a half weeks now, since I stopped smoking. And I am still adjusting.
Smoking seems to be a time consuming habit. I have now lot’s of time at certain points during the course of a day. Like early mornings, while I have my coffee and used to have lot’s of cigarettes. Now I have twice as much coffee during the same time. I seem to be drinking instead of inhaling. I am not sure, this is such a good developement. As I had too much coffee as it was, already. Now I might get caffeine poisoning.
Cigarettes are obviously inspiring and helped me concentrate. Example: my blogging happened quite naturally in the mornings, without much effort at all. I sat down with my cup of coffee, lit a cigarette and it just happened. These days I find myself sitting here, mind blank and no inspiration to write about anything. Or at work: I run out of steam after a couple of hours and have trouble concentrating on anything at all. But this might be owed to the fact, that I just don’t take any brakes any more, since I stopped smoking.
Oh, and my spark plug on wheels (that’s my tiny car) does in fact operate on nicotine rather than gasoline. Still, every time I turn the ignition, I want to smoke. While elsewhere, I am pretty ok without cigarettes now.
Nicotine gums and sprays are way overrated. After the first few days, anyways. I bought both the first day I stopped smoking. The spray I could not take at all, it made my stomach hurt, oddly enough. The gum helped. But since I recalled my friend’s experiences with nicotine gums, when she tried to quit (she ended up chewing more and more gums), I soon switched to regular chewing gums. And this was absolutely fine. It is just the chewing, I like. To replace the mouth activity, smoking provides.I still have half of the nicotine gums from the first pack sitting in a drawer unused.